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17 Nov

Operation Outhouse and Beyond: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for the Roma (Gypsy) Community

A young business leader named Zsolt had an encounter with God. Up until that point Zsolt had been living the dream—big fancy house and international travel. But after Zsolt met Jesus he felt called to give up his business, sell his home and two cars, and go under the tutelage of a pastor in an isolated and largely unreached part of Romania. He moved his family into a three-room communist era apartment and started serving under this pastor. We were surprised when two years later the pastor, who was going blind, handed his church over to Zsolt. CRM staff, Brad Baker, admits, “We didn’t see what the pastor saw in Zsolt, but God did.”

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15 Nov

A Better Life for Gizella: How Good Leaders are Creating Hope in Eastern Europe

It’s been over 150 years since Hungarians have experienced inspiring, well-known leaders who have had a long-term positive impact on the nation. Whereas in the U.S. if you ask a group of kids to name positive examples of leaders they can rattle off a bunch of names, in Hungary, kids can only think of negative examples—from two world wars in the 20th century and two brutal dictatorships (the Nazis and Fascism, followed by Communism), where many people were murdered and families were separated. People learned they couldn’t trust anyone—especially leaders. A very negative image of leadership was formed.

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13 Nov

No Longer Undercover: A 30–Year Legacy of Raising Up God’s Leaders in Eastern Europe

Go to the northeast corner of the intersection. Your contact will be wearing a black ski hat and have a large rolled up newspaper under his right arm. You will greet him with the name Gyuri. He will show you what to do next...

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10 Nov

Worship in the Hard Places: Gospel Movement Among the Youth of Cambodia [Video]

The Hard Places Community (HPC) in Phnom Penh was founded in 2008 to reach out to at-risk children in Cambodia.

In 2013, CRM staff member Alice Collier began partnering with HPC to start a School of Worship that would provide a safe place for children to experience the healing power of God’s love through worship.

Today, these Cambodian youth are forming the foundation of a new movement of prayer and worship that is changing the spiritual landscape of their country.

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07 Nov

Learning to Hear God's Voice: A Conversation, Part 3

Two of our CRM leaders, Dr. Myra Perrine and Patty Metcalf, had a conversation about how we can learn to hear God’s voice. The recording of that discussion was made into a podcast, which you can listen to here. Or read along to learn the wisdom these two women have to share about developing a conversational (listening) relationship with God. This is Part 3 of 3. (Start at the beginning.)

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Key Question #3: What are the roadblocks to hearing God?

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03 Nov

Learning to Hear God’s Voice: A Conversation, Part 2

Two of our CRM leaders, Dr. Myra Perrine and Patty Metcalf, had a conversation about how we can learn to hear God’s voice. The recording of that discussion was made into a podcast, which you can listen to here. Or read along to learn the wisdom these two women have to share about developing a conversational (listening) relationship with God. This is part 2 of 3. (Start reading from the beginning.)

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Key Question #2: What heart attitudes help us hear from God?

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01 Nov

Learning to Hear God’s Voice: A Conversation, Part 1

Two of our CRM leaders, Dr. Myra Perrine and Patty Metcalf, had a conversation about how we can learn to hear God’s voice. The recording of that discussion was made into a podcast, which you can listen to here. Or read along to learn the wisdom these two women have to share about developing a conversational (listening) relationship with God. This is Part 1 of 3.

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26 Oct

Supernatural Knowing: How Listening to Jesus Equips Us For Ministry

I often set aside time to spend in nature in order to listen to what the Spirit would like to say. As a mother of two young children, it requires advance planning and some amount of sacrifice for our family, but my husband and I both know this is a life-giving and restorative time for me to have on a regular basis so it remains a priority for our family.

Although I don’t tend to engage in conversation with others during these times of listening and being receptive to the Spirit, sometimes people will cross my path and they often seem to have been appointed to talk with me in that moment.

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24 Oct

Active Listening: Inviting the Spirit to Speak [E-Book]

“What can you do to better hear God’s voice during this season?”

All too often I find myself sitting across the table from a future missionary with CRM, and I hear myself asking this very question—usually to an onlooking expression half-filled with curiosity and half-contorted in bewilderment.

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19 Oct

Holy Pursuit: Finding God’s Treasured Ones

Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? The thrill of the hunt is in the anticipation of finding the treasure! What joy and excitement we have once the pursuit is finished and the prize is in our hands!

If you knew there was a treasure that was greatly valued, longed for, and desired what lengths would you go to find it? Would you study the map of clues, or take time to get to know the surroundings where you thought the treasure was?

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